On April 22, 2015, the Rockford Middle School Center for Environmental Studies was named a US Department of Education Green Ribbon School for 2015. This is tremendous national recognition!
Managing Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Christy Goldfuss joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to announce that Rockford Middle School Center for Environmental Studies, in Rockford, Minnesota, is among the 2015 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees. Additionally, you can watch the Secretary’s announcement video here.
In total, across the country, only 58 schools and fourteen districts were honored for their exemplary efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education, including civics and green career pathways. In addition, nine colleges and universities were honored for the Postsecondary Sustainability Award. Duncan and Goldfuss made the announcement at the U.S. Department of Education, in Washington, DC. The list of all selected schools, districts, colleges, and universities, as well as their nomination packages, can be found here. A report with highlights on the eighty-one honorees can be found here.
At the 28th Annual Students of Excellence Banquet and Recognition Ceremony, 154 high school seniors were recognized at the event sponsored by Resource Training and Solutions. Over 600 people, including parents, favorite teachers, and school administrators, attended the event held in St. Cloud on April 29.
The evening was dedicated to honoring the top high school seniors from than 38 Region 7 high schools.
Congratulations to the Rocket Softball team for defeating Delano Thursday night, 10-2, and becoming subsection champions. The Rockets will host section playoffs on Tuesday night, May 26, playing the champion from the other subsection (Maple Lake). Rockford and Maple Lake split 2 games this season and were named co-champions of the conference this year. It should be a good game!
Bria Majeski struck out 11 batters and gave up 3 hits. Caitlin McNeal hit her first home run of the season and sister Allison McNeal hit a grand slam. Every Rocket batter had a hit Thursday night.
Kate Ivers, business education teacher at Rockford High School, was one of the winners in the “Best Personal Finance Activity” category. She created a housing simulation assignment in which students go through the rigors of the mortgage application process with a local banker and, once approved, get to build a model of their dream home but only after creating a materials list.
For more information about this contest, go to nextgenpersonalfinance.org.
Chloe will be going to a week-long camp at St. Olaf College this summer. This will also include a recording session. The band will perform in 2016 at Orchestra Hall in February.
If students were interested, they could pick up a tracker form for training over the summer. If they complete all the areas, they would have completed the distance equal to the Iron Man Triathlon. Prizes included an autographed WILD hockey stick and one drawing per grade to cover the registration costs to participate in the Kids Triathlon.
The West Metro Race site is scheduled for Saturday, August 15 at Lake Rebecca Park Reserve, 9831 Rebecca Park Trail, Rockford, MN 55373. For more information about the Kids Triathlon or to register, go to www.cyclehealth.org.
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NWSISD originally included seven member districts: Anoka-Hennepin School District, Brooklyn Center Schools, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools, Elk River Area School District, Fridley Public Schools, ISD 279 - Osseo Area Schools, and Rockford Public Schools. Mounds View Public Schools joined the consortium prior to the 2010-2011 school year. .
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